In this section you maintain the master records for inspection
Master inspection characteristics are defined at the plant
level. They are used as a copy model or referenced when you create
inspection plans. If a master inspection plan is referenced, the
inspection plan references the current version of the master
inspection characteristic. You can also reference master inspection
characteristics from within the material
Master inspection characteristics, in turn, can reference
inspection methods and catalogs.
If you want to reference
methods and catalogs
from the master inspection characteristics, you must have
previously maintained the corresponding master records.
If you want to classify the master inspection characteristics,
you must have maintained the
1. Define the structure of the master
a) Define number
Decide whether the number assignment will made internally or
externally. SAP recommends that you use the automatic internal
assignment of non-mnemonic numbers; for field for mnemonic names,
you can use the master record sort field.
Make sure the number ranges that have been set in the standard
system will be sufficient.
b) Specify version creation.
Determine whether you want to document the changes to the master
records in the system with the help of new versions and if so,
specify when these changes are to be documented. In the menu option
at plant level,' set the appropriate control
c) Define the nomenclature.
If the nomencalture is clearly defined, you can find the master
records more easily. For this reason, define the contents of the
following master record fields:
- external number (if applicable)
- short text
- sort field
You can use the short text to search in the master record lists and
the sort field to search by matchcode.
d) Adapt matchcodes.
Make sure that the matchcodes contained in the standard system will
be sufficient. If necessary, define your own matchcodes.
e) Define the classification.
With the help of the classification system, you can:
- organize master records according to classes
- conduct structured searches for master records
- distinguish master records on the basis of class
With the help of class characteristics, you can determine where the
master inspection characteristics are used; you can thereby
evaluate the inspection results independently of plans or materials
on the basis of the master inspection characteristics.
If you want to use classification system, you must define:
- a class hierarchy for categorizing the master records
- key words for master record searches
- class characteristics for the description of the master
f) Define the contents of the master
Specify which fields should be used in the inspection
characteristic master record and how they should be used. Make sure
the long texts are organized uniformly.
3. Make preparations for the transfer
If you want to transfer part or all of the master records for
inspection characteristics from other systems, you must clarify the
requirements for these technical processes.
4. Create the inspection
characteristic master records.
Create the general-purpose inspection characteristic master records
before you create the inspection plans.
If the inspection characteristics are to be used for the inspection
specifications (currently only possible for quantitative
characteristics), you must also maintain general characteristics
and batch classes. Refer to the introductory chapter of the book
titled " Quality
planning " for additional information.